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Mar 2, 2013 4:30am PST
the state's law unconstitutional. hollywood producer and actor clint eastwood, former republican national committee chairman ken melman, and beth myers who ran mitt romney's campaign in 2008 and served as a senior adviser to him in the last campaign. former arizona congressman jim colby who is gay says his position on gay marriage has changed over time. >> like others, i've evolved on it too. there was a time, as i mentioned, when i didn't believe that gay marriage was a possibility. and so i thought, well, you know, if we could have civil union or something, that would be great. but i no longer believe that. i'm no longer willing to settle for that. >> it's an important moment in the law and also in politics because the administration's position on same-sex marriage could go a long way toward defining the obama legacy. he's already made history on the issue becoming the first american president to mention it in an inaugural address. >> our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law. for if we are truly created equal, then surely
Mar 2, 2013 5:00am PST
with another plan, right? >> well, we'll have to see, victor. you know, the president signed this into law, essentially, he executed this order last night at 8:30 p.m. this is it right here. and omb, the office of management and budget sent over an 83-page letter to the speaker of the house, john boehner, detailing, line by line, where all of these cuts are going to be going into effect over the next several weeks, over the next several months, depending on which department of the federal government you're talking about. and you can just look at the numbers, they're pretty staggering. $289 million for the centers for disease control. nearly $1 billion for fema, $3 billion to $4 billion for operations and maintenance for the navy, the army, the air force, and then the list goes on and on. and so that's why the president, in his weekly radio address, is saying, essentially, to the leaders of congress, hey, let's get back to the bargaining table. let's work out some kind of deal to make these cuts go away. here's what he had to say. >> i still believe we can and must replace these cuts with a
Mar 9, 2013 7:00am PST
. the national employment law project actually warns that the budget cut will have a ripple effect, also impacting funding for state agencies and potentially making it harder for people to get help finding jobs or to have their claims processed when they are looking for every dollar. brianna? >> are there concerns about the economy in general, just the bigger economy and the impact this will have? >> you know, as you know, it depends on who you ask about this. we talked to a couple of economists. one said, look, anything that makes it more difficult for people to who have been unemployed for a long time to get back in the job market, that's not going help the economy at all. however, we talked with another economist who says these mandatory budget cuts are part of the solution to finding how you cure these long-term budget problems. listen in. >> i think to solve the deficit problem, everyone's going to have to get their ox aboard to an extend. these extended unemployment benefits are a subsidy. we need to cut all subsidies in the federal government, frankly, if we're going to get this d
Mar 9, 2013 4:30am PST
jackson were there too. >>> new trial date set for osama bin laden's son-in-law who has pleaded not guilty to terror charges. prosecutors say he conspired to kill americans as part of bin laden's al qaeda network and spent most of his time since the september 11th attacks in iran. u.s. officials arrested him february 28th in jordan. and number five, female mma fighter fallon fox made headlines this week. no, not for her skills in the ring, although she does have those, or her 39-second knockout last weekend but because she was born a man. this is something she kept private until breaking the story to "sports illustrated" explaining how back in 2006 she went through hormonal therapy and gender reassignment surgery. was this a fair thing to hide from her former opponents. some say no, we'll be talking to her live about one hour from now. >>> the jury questions for accused murderer jodi arias, they may not be over. they could continue next week after she was peppered with more than 200 this week. jurors rarely get the chance to ask defendants questions directly, but in arizona, they do. "in s
Mar 9, 2013 5:00am PST
employment law project says there's more to it than that. budget cuts will impact funding for state agencies making it tougher for the same group of people to find jobs and have the claims process to get money they are counting on. >> we can expect and understand what their response would be to getting those smaller checks. are we hearing their reaction? >> we talked to one person who is a philadelphia grandmother. she's worked for 30 years. she's been out of work since last march stretching every dollar to make ends meet while she's looking for a job. now she says she's looking at $200 less a month because of these cuts. she says that's not going to be enough to cover the basics anymore. she's so frustrated by these cuts from washington. she feels that this shows congress just not looking out for people like her. >> and are there concerns about the larger impact that these cuts could have on the economy? the recovery is in progress but it's obviously, you know, pretty fragile as well. >> you know, it depends on which economists you asked. we talked to one who said we haven't seen a situatio
Mar 2, 2013 7:00am PST
fizzled out. not that he wanted to sign it, he had to by law because congress didn't act, didn't reach a deal. some say didn't lift a finger. most members fled down before the deadline even approached. joining me now, republican from new york and democrat from california. gentlemen, thank you for being here i want to talk to you, congressman grimm first. president obama said he's willing to compromise and do things even his own party pt moat like to strike a deal. i know there's a general mistrust of president obama in your party, but what is your side willing to do, if anything? >> well, first of all, we're ready to sit down and do that, but it's -- very difficult to take the president at his word when he sent the last week and a half campaigning against us, and beating us up and blaming us. >> but sitting on it, do what? congressman? if republicans say they're not going to budge on tax increases, which the president is demanding, do you think that he's just being completely disingenuous saying he will budge? >> absolutely. i think his actions -- i'm tired of hearing the president's r
Mar 3, 2013 5:00am PST
gives the federal government the opportunity to negate or overturn elements of voting laws in certain states. alabama is one of them. here is what he said about a comment made by justice scalia calling that section racial entitlement. >> from the perspective of a civil rights lawyer and american, it completely denies our history. the voting rights act is a remedy for more than a century of persist endiscrimination. it's discrimination that stood in the face of the constitution. it's an answer to promises that went unkept for over 100 years. voting rights captures what's bess in america, the idea we should all be able to participate in democracy. >> the argument from that attorney from sheldon county, alabama was that the discrimination of the '60s, that was supposed to be overturned by the voting rights act, those problems have been solved. the vice president said a few days at a brunch at his home, the naval observatory in d.c., he was unaware that we would have to refight so many fights, this being one of them. brianna. >> i wonder what that lawyer thinks about the expectation for h
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